“Guido Cantelli - Tchaikovsky: The Last Three Symphonies”
Guido Cantelli had a stellar but brief career as a conductor, championed by Toscanini who had begun looking for a younger associate to keep the NBC Symphony Orchestra (created for him in 1938) on course during his absences. He arranged for the young conductor's immediate NBC debut on January 15, 1949. Afterwards, Time magazine featured a profile likening him physically to Frank Sinatra, but musically to Arturo Toscanini. Until NBC disbanded the orchestra in 1954, Cantelli conducted there annually, beginning with four but expanding to eight programs.
Pyotr ll'yich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 [TH 27]
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64 [TH 29]
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 [TH 30] "Pathétique"